I fly-fished a local public pond last night. Started fishing around 7pm, and fished until 8:15pm. First fish was a crappie on a chartreuse microjig. Then a small but really strong bass.
|In the golden light of evening....|
I caught several more fish on the microjig, but wanted to try a few other patterns I had tied recently. One was an all-chartreuse unwieghted Woolly Bugger. I really thought this would work well at this pond if the fish were shallow. I had some bumps on it, but the fish weren't too hot on it. I still think it could be good, so I'll try it again some other day.
I switched to a yellow boa yarn leech, which historically has done very well for me at this pond, but not so much this year. Consequently, I haven't been using it as much this year. But it has repeatedly proven itself to be a killer pattern for me, so ....on my line it went.
The light was pretty much gone from the sky at at this point, and I started moving more quickly around the pond to get back (the long way) to my car, stopping to cast every so often. I picked up several more crappies, a few bluegills, and another bass. Not super-fast action yet, but its got that feeling to it. The fish are definitely moving back in closer to shore, and the weedbeds/algae mats along the shoreline have nearly disappeared. Its all good, and I expect the action to just continue to get better over the next month.
Stay tuned! ;o)